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I’m A Huge Coach Sl%t 😳

Have you ever thought to yourself: Haven’t I done enough? Why isn’t this working? It shouldn’t have to be this hard I’ve done work on myself already I’ve worked with a coach before so I’ve done that I haven’t worked with a coach but I’ve had counselling or personal development work, so it’s pretty much the same I did ‘x’ […]

The Story Of How I Found My Feelings. And Now You Can Too.

I had learnt a long time ago (subconsciously) to shut off connection to the body. My body. Apart from superficial things like being ‘frustrated’, I had no idea how I felt. I didn’t know how to connect with anger; sadness; shame. I didn’t know how to deal with big emotions, apart from to bypass them; numb them; suppress them and […]

Do You Hate Asking For Help?

Do you hate asking for help? Oh yeah – I hear you! If you’re anything like I used to be, it’s totally cringe-worthy. Even from your nearest and dearest. Is this you: “I’m sooo busy. I’ve got a stack of work I’ve got to get through. Then I’ve got all the stuff I’ve got to do for the kids. Then […]

Tortoise Trumps Hare When It Comes To Getting Sustainable Results

Picture this – you are working with an (incredible!) mindset coach. Together, you define one of your goals as carving more ‘you’ into your life. Your coach suggests you try building a meditation habit and asks you to report back your experience at your next coaching session. She suggests you download the Insight timer app and do two minutes of […]

The Power of Extended DISC To Unlock Your Natural Profile

Now before you start to roll your eyes at the very mention of ‘DISC’, let alone ‘Extended DISC’, hold up! I’m going to share with you how I use Extended DISC to blow your mind. We uncover your subconscious profile (which is like you in your natural habitat – yes, a David Attenborough voice is required) when you are just […]

What Happens After I Say ‘Yes’ To Mindset Coaching?

So you’ve said yes to mindset coaching – what happens next? I work with women in a range of different businesses across a range of industries. So whether you’re a social media manager; a bookkeeper; a financial planner; or a mortgage broker, while all of those people and their jobs are really different, there are these similarities. They’re: Happy, but […]

Are You Tired Of Being The Hero?

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You were a great student back in the day and have taken on a measure of success right through into adulthood. Other parents commented on you to your parents, or to their own children, wanting them to be more like you or telling your parents how ‘perfect’ you were. Seeing you could handle a […]

Coach, Mentor, Counsellor – Who’s Who In The Zoo?

How are you supposed to know the difference between different professionals? There are coaches, mentors and counsellors. What’s the difference and what might be best for you? (And when I say zoo, I’m including myself in there!) Maybe you’ve decided you want to create some change or get some help in a particular area and you then start to look […]

When You Change, Others May Not Like It One Bit.

I work with clients all the time who want to create change. I mean, that’s the reason they find a coach! They are not happy with elements of their personal life; business; parenting; relationship and so on, and they want to invest in becoming happier, more productive, more at ease and more successful. This doesn’t mean doing more or becoming […]

The Simple Act of Breathing – One of The Tools

The simple act of breathing. It seems so obvious, and it is. And, well, it isn’t. The thing is it depends on what tools you have to learn how to breathe for relaxation. One of the tools I incorporate into client coaching sessions is breathing. Yes, they’re already doing it. But this is nearly always in a superficial manner, where […]

Are You Tired of Being A Rescuer?

Maybe this is you if you’re tired of feeling that you have to step in to try to ‘fix’ someone else’s problems or ‘rescue’ them from discomfort. As you can tell, I’m not talking about being a Bondi Rescue-type. But more of a metaphorical lifesaver. If you’re not too sure what I mean by ‘role’ check out my blog ‘Who […]

The Secret To A Happy Life.

Do you know the secret to a happy life? Let me put it like this: Have you ever tried to successfully pin the tail on the donkey while you’re blindfolded? Sure, with luck it happens every now and then. It won’t happen consistently though. One time you land on the (ok, I’ll say it) ass and the next you’re missing […]

6 Tips To Keep Going When You’re Uncomfortable.

As a human being, you’re not really designed to keep going when you’re uncomfortable. Because of The Fear Factor. When this kicks in it’s far easier to stop doing the awkward or uncomfortable or scary thing, and give in instead. Let me give you an example. Very sadly, my gym closed it’s doors last week and I only heard about […]

I Don’t Want To Be A Life Coach.

I certainly don’t begrudge anyone who proclaims that they are a ‘Life Coach’. And I do understand that there are as many permutations and combinations of coaches as there are flavours of those fancy American Jelly Beans, so if they could all just be boiled down to one garden variety to make life easy, I get that it would be […]

Networking Might Be Good For Business, But Not For You.

It makes sense that networking might be good for business but not good for you. And this would explain why you never get around to it. We’ve all been there – the networking event that you get invited to, and have visions of: arriving to a venue where everyone knows each other feeling awkward and out of place so you […]

Are You The Good Girl?

Are you ‘the good girl’? I work with my clients a lot around the roles we learn to take on when we’re young. The most common of these in women I work with is ‘the people pleaser’. But there are frequently other roles at play as well. One common one is the good girl. The good girl is encouraged (often […]

Do You Feel Like You Need To Be Fixed?

So many people feel like they need to be fixed so that their ‘problems’ can be resolved and go away. But they don’t. You don’t need fixing. In actual fact, you have all the answers, clarity, solutions and everything else that you need. You don’t need to become a new person. Or get magically changed. Rather, you might benefit from […]

I Don’t Like Dessert, But I Love Brains.

Well hi there! Maybe we’ve been hanging out together for a while or maybe it’s a new thing. Either way, I just wanted to let you know a little bit more about who I am. As well as some of my background, specifically in terms of how I ended up being a mindset coach. I’m Not A Fan Of: Dessert. […]

Do You Live Life Waiting For The Next Escape?

Do you live your life waiting for the next escape? Whether that’s an actual holiday; sleeping more or collapsing on the couch with a block of chocolate or glass of wine for company. What Happened When Distractions Were Removed? During the first Victorian lockdown in 2020 here in Australia, many people had to cancel their planned holidays to Queensland or […]

Do You Dial UP Self Care Under Pressure?

Do you dial up self care under pressure? Or dial it down.  Today I knew it was a day to dial up self care. Which can be the polar opposite to what we might feel like doing (sugar coma anyone?) So I thought I’d share what’s working for me in case it helps you also. Here are 11 things I’m […]

Being Happy AND Wanting More.

The clients I work with are relatively happy but they also want more. You might think coaching is for people who are struggling, have a low mood and need help because they are at rock bottom. In fact, some people are when they seek out a coach, but these are not the people I work with. I work with women […]

Who Are You When You’re Not Being You?

Who are you when you’re not playing the role you’ve adopted over a lifetime? You see, it’s like this: Yes, you are YOU. But as a result of what was encouraged, discouraged or denied (emotions, behaviours and who you were allowed to ‘be’), you morphed into the person you are now. We all start out in life as playful, curious, […]

How To Get Clarity On Your Needs, Wants & Hidden Desires.

In order to reconnect with who you really are, deep down, you need to have clarity around your wants, needs and hidden desires. The KMB Coaching strategy of asking the simplest (but totally unfamiliar) of questions helps to elicit the truth of who you really are. Now, I know you are really YOU. But you are also not necessarily living […]

Thinking You Need To Try Harder Is A Fallacy.

It’s a fallacy that you should be able to ‘try harder’ to achieve success.  And conversely, that if you’re not ‘successful’ (whatever that means to you), that you’re simply not trying hard enough. Have you ever done yoga? Struggling and striving to get into a posture; master your breathing; clear your mind of thoughts or hold a stretch that feels […]

Who Were You At 2?

You may have heard about connecting with your ‘inner child’. Or you may not! Think about a toddler – they are endlessly curious, just as easily delighted as frustrated, expressive, resilient (ie falling many, many times as they learn to walk) and boldly taking risks. We all started life with these types of traits. 10 Traits: In fact, young children […]

How To Stop The Frustration of People Pleasing.

Being a people-pleaser (saying ‘yes’ when you want to say ‘no’) is all about what you’ve learnt – it’s not who you are. I mean, it’s not like being a dog-lover – that is never going to change, right?! And let’s be honest, who would even want it to? But people-pleasing?  Meh – you can totally wave that sucker goodbye […]

Do You Need To Have Experience The Opposite To Be Grateful For Something?

Gratitude: having a dishwasher? Is It Only Through Comparison With The Opposite That We Experience Gratitude? I’m sure it’s not just my kids that groan when they’re asked to unpack the dishwasher.  I have been known to throw a ‘well, when I was your age we had to wash and dry every dish by hand’ line, at which point they […]

Cold Showers & How They Can Help You (while you stay warm & dry)

Well, I never thought I’d be quoting a 17 yo rapper but Capital Steez has a point: You really never are too old for baby steps, as I’ve been finding out recently with my cold shower escapades. 3 years ago, almost to the day, I started taking cold showers after I attended Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within (UPW) in […]

Connection is Queen.

It has never been clearer that connection is crucial to our wellbeing and happiness.  Maybe you’ve noticed this – probably via a feeling of being more disconnected right now.  Maybe you can’t see your family or your friends.  Maybe you miss your team and the banter that happens when you’re all in one spot.  Maybe you miss being able to meet up for […]

The Hand Brake Effect

Years ago when I was a pretty inexperienced driver, I was heading downhill towards a roundabout with a Mercedes slowing to a halt in front of me, and my brakes failed. There I was, applying the brakes in my Laser hatchback with the Merc getting closer and closer, but I was continuing at the same speed. In a panic, I […]

It’s ok to have a pity-party sometimes

Yesterday, I was really over the prospect of another week ahead of ‘online learning’ (aka trying to juggle kids and their school work with business). I was frustrated and not being the best version of a supportive mum, and feeling pretty crappy about that. Cos, you know, shouldn’t a coach have it together? It culminated with me heading upstairs to […]

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